Lol. Sarcasm is interesting in that even though it's strictly defined there are many different styles.
Back on topic… Can someone please recommend a good wine to fully appreciate the ASG-2s, and perhaps another wine to fully appreciate the SD3s? And, while I'm at it, does anyone know if there is some "Uber" wine that could possibly help me solve / deal with the serious incoherence issues and grainy treble of the K3003s, at least for a couple of hours?
Oddly enough, after reading this my brain, thinking of the ASG-2, instantly remembered this fantastic very earthy, strong but clean South American Sauvignon Blanc. I feel like it was Argentinean...
I disagree with this. I've experienced both good and bad with different cables. The first cable I tried as a matter of fact I experienced both good and bad. I purchased a 5 OCC pure silver cable from eBay seller zeroshoe. It literally turned my IE8s into sibilant garbage. This was worse than the EX1000s for me. I was pissed to say the least. I contacted him and ripped him a new one lol. He asked me to run the cable in for a few days and then get back to him. At the the time I thought he was BSing me of course....
Well anyways after letting the IE8s run in for a few days it sounded much better. The spikes were gone. Very smooth yet there was more treble emphasis than before. Mid bass slightly decreased. The mids came slightly more forward while the sound stage got bigger. As a result the IE8s were clearer sounding. I later emailed him an apology and thanked him for such a good cable. I was a believer now.
Note that's not the only time I've had bad experiences with cables. Even with interconnects depending on the source I'll find my silver cable LOD to make things too fatiguing & it leans out the mids and bass while increasing lower treble upper mids presence. This is the case on my AK120 paired with the T1 amp. I much prefer copper cable on this combination. It brings the vocals slightly more upfront yet not in a fatiguing way. The sound staging as a whole is more intimate. The sound is warmer overall with slightly more bass quantity. More natural I'd say. The copper is also significantly cheaper than my silver cable LOD BTW.
Lol your story doesn't help your cause since it ended up better but I know what you meant. Thanks for putting up your experiences. The LOD thing is interesting because I would have assumed that would have less of an effect than cables between amp and speaker.
You know, I'm at a point where all I hear are differences, not improvements. I really like the silver/gold cable, but I don't think it's "better" than the stock westone style cable. What it does is snip certain parts of the ASG-2's signature to make them line up more evenly. It's not that it improves resolution, or increases dynamic range or anything like that. It just slightly alters the sound in a way that I find appealing...on some days. On other days I prefer how the stock cable sounds. Does that make the stock cable "better" than the silver/gold?
What I think I'm hearing is how the different materials interact with the signature. For instance, I tried the BTG audio copper cable on the ASG-2 and heard zero difference whatsoever. Same goes for a few other cables I've tried. I could buy a $100 amp that may affect the sound in the same way that the silver/gold cable can. It's just up to the consumer to decide what is best for him/her.
This is more my line of thought. I don't see a cable being able to change the inherent driver abilities so much as use them in different ways, with different emphases. I have less cable experience than you so it's good to see I'm on the right track.
Funny you should mention the amp. After some experimenting and reading all these cable impressions, the D100 amp section sound like a silver cable on steroids, it's very similar changes but not subtle lol.
Edited by vwinter - 7/19/13 at 6:38am